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With coffee brewing, pick your poison

With coffee brewing, pick your poison

Winter is coming, according to popular culture, and it's almost time to shun the iced summer brew in favor of the life-giving warmth of hot coffee. Before long, it will be too cold to even think of venturing out of the house, so it's time to figure out how you're going to be brewing your coffee at home in the foreseeable future.

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Babycinos kindly spread addiction

Babycinos kindly spread addiction

Depending on who you ask, a "babycino" is either a good idea, a bad idea or a horrifying coffee drink flavored with actual babies. The latter isn't remotely true, and those people are sick. "Babycino" is just a cutesy term for what New Zealanders call a "fluffy," and Americans used to call a "steamer" until they realized why that was a bad idea. Thanks, Cleveland!

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Time to Gose

Time to Gose

A "new" 16th century-style ale is trending up.

American craft brewers are an innovative lot — they are constantly pushing the limits by using increasingly off-the-wall ingredients or by cranking up the IBUs and ABV to almost obscene levels. Thankfully, in addition to their willingness to try new things, many American brewers are reviving a number of beer styles lost to history.

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Baristas throw down in bitter nose-to-nose competition

Baristas throw down in bitter nose-to-nose competition

On Saturday, Aug. 2, Reverie Coffee Roasters hosted the Midwest Barista Collective's Birdseye Throwdown 2.0 in which baristas from all over Kansas competed for prizes, cash, and the kind of street cred that only comes from being really great at latte art. Over 100 spectators filled Reverie's shop on Douglas to watch the 12 competitors in double-elimination thunderdome.

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